EA Announces Star Studded Cast for Command and Conquer Red Alert 3.
Top Actors and Actresses from Around the World Come Together to Form One of the Largest Ensemble Casts in the History of Video Games Video games were introduced as a commercial entertainment medium in 1971, becoming the basis for an important entertainment industry in the late 1970s/early 1980s in the United States, Japan, and Europe.
LEIPZIG, Germany -- During a press conference at Games Convention The Games Convention (sometimes called the Leipzig Games Convention, and abbreviated as GC) is an annual video game event in Leipzig, Germany, first held in 2002. Besides videogames, the event also covers Infotainment, Hardware and Edutainment. in Leipzig, Germany, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :ERTS ERTS Electronic Arts, Inc. (stock symbol)
ERTS Earth Resources Technology Satellite (US NASA)
ERTS Embedded Real Time Systems
ERTS Enhanced Remote Transit Shed ) today announced the all-star ensemble cast featured in this holiday's highly anticipated real-time strategy A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is one that is distinctly not turn-based. The phrase real-time is used to distinguish such games within the broader genre of strategic wargames, which has a longer history both inside and outside of video gaming. video game Command & Conquer(TM) Red Alert(TM) 3. Starring in the Command & Conquer(TM) franchise's trademark live-action movie sequences, the diverse group includes a host of award-winning actors, action stars, science fiction legends, up-and-coming starlets from around the globe and even mixed martial artists.
The cast of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 follows (in alphabetical order by last name): Gemma Atkinson Gemma Louise Atkinson (born 16 November 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English glamour model, and is also an actress. Biography
Originally from Manchester, Atkinson took her GCSE's at Castlebrook High School before becoming a commercial and photographic model. (the UK's Hollyoaks), Tim Curry Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an English actor, singer and composer, perhaps best known for his role as mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). He also had a career as a rock musician. (Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hunt for Red October), Andrew Divoff (LOST), Kelly Hu (X2, The Scorpion King), Jenny McCarthy (Scream 3, former Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale), Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean This article is about the franchise. For other, more specific uses, see Pirates of the Caribbean (disambiguation). For real pirates, see Piracy in the Caribbean.
Pirates of the Caribbean ), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Autumn Reeser (The OC), Peter Stormare (Prison Break, Armageddon), George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), and two of the most recognizable names in competitive mixed martial arts For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see .
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which a wide variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking and grappling. Randy "The Natural" Couture (former UFC UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazilian University)
UFC Unified Facilities Criteria
UFC Uniform Fire Code
UFC Uniform Freight Classification
UFC United Facilities Criteria
UFC USACE Finance Center Heavyweight champion) and Gina "Conviction" Carano (Undefeated Elite XC fighter, American Gladiators).
"This is by far the most exciting cast we have in over 13 years of shooting live-action movies for Command & Conquer," said Chris Corry, executive producer at EALA EALA East African Legislative Assembly
EALA Electronic Arts Los Angeles
EALA European Advertising Lawyers Association
EALA European Automotive Laser Application
EALA European Air Law Association
EALA Extended Affine Lie Algebra (mathematics) . "The caliber of the performances we received, both individually and collectively, have really raised the storytelling bar for the franchise. We are really excited that we will be delivering such a high quality production that is on par with movies and television shows."
"I wasn't sure what to expect when I came in to work on a video game," said Jenny McCarthy from the set of Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, while playing Tanya, Allied commando and the most beloved heroine in the history of the Command & Conquer universe. "What I realized is Red Alert 3 is not just a video game, it's absolutely an interactive movie. This is where the people at home get to move the story forward, and where seeing the plot thicken thick·en
tr. & intr.v. thick·ened, thick·en·ing, thick·ens
1. To make or become thick or thicker: Thicken the sauce with cornstarch. The crowd thickened near the doorway.
2. is a reward for a job well done. And that's really cool."
"I think video games are one of the new frontiers for actors and using live action is just another way to connect more easily to the gamer rather than CG or animation techniques," said J.K. Simmons from the set of the game, who is playing the anti-Communist U.S. President Howard T. Ackerman. "To be in a groundbreaking game like Red Alert 3 where we are using full on shooting of live actors and to be with Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry and Peter Stormare, it was a great opportunity for a character actor like me to have some fun."
Fans searching for an opportunity to see even more of the talent in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 can now order the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Premier Edition - a limited edition copy of the game that includes a bonus DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. with over an hour of exclusive content, including interviews with the talent and a behind the scenes look at the shooting of the game's cinematic sequences. The Premier Edition is also packed full of additional Command & Conquer Red Alert goodness, including exclusive multiplayer maps, strategy tips from the development team, the official soundtrack and an exclusive beta key to a future Command & Conquer game.
Those who secure the Premier Edition or regular version of Red Alert 3 now via pre-order will also receive a special bonus package1, including:
* Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 - One of the most beloved RTS (Request To Send) An RS-232 signal sent from the transmitting station to the receiving station requesting permission to transmit. Contrast with CTS.
1. (operating system) RTS - run-time system.
2. games of all time!
* From Fighter to Assassin - A featurette on EliteXC superstar, Gina Carano.
* Premier Edition Sneak Peek - Exclusive previews of Raising of the Iron Curtain, From Pens to Pixels, Command School, and BattleCast Primetime
* Red Alert Retrospective - A look back at Command & Conquer(TM) Red Alert(TM), Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer(TM): Yuri's Revenge(TM)
* Exclusive multiplayer/skirmish map for Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 when the game ships
* Exclusive Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 desktop wallpapers
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 is set to ship this fall for the PC and Xbox 360. Gamers who want to get a head start on the return to Command & Conquer Red Alert can do so by purchasing Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, which includes automatic entry into the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 beta2 happening right now. More information is available at http://www.ea.com/redalert/beta.jsp.
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 has not yet been rated by the ESRB ESRB Entertainment Software Rating Board
ESRB Estrogen Receptor Beta
ESRB Explosive Safety Review Board or PEGI PEGI Pan European Game Information
PEGI Pan European Games Information . For more information about the game, please visit www.redalert3.com and tune into Command & Conquer TV at www.commandandconquer.com in the coming weeks to catch the special one year anniversary episode of the online channel's flagship program "BattleCast PrimeTime," filmed live from the German Games Convention 2008.
1 Certain retailers may have additional, exclusive pre-sale incentives.
2 Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 beta access is granted with purchase of Command & Conquer Kane's Wrath PC version only. The Red Alert 3 beta is also PC only.
About Command & Conquer
The groundbreaking Command & Conquer franchise was one of the first to introduce players to the modern RTS genre, has spawned over a dozen PC titles, and ranks in the top 5 best-selling PC franchises of all-time according to the NPD Group. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars(TM) was the number #1 selling PC RTS of 2007 and recently won the "Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year" award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences."Additionally, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer(TM) Generals were the number one best-selling3 PC RTS titles in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Collectively, the series has sold over 25 million units worldwide to date. The franchise boasts one of the largest and most active fan communities in the world. For more information on Command & Conquer series, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.EA.com.
3 According to NPD Group
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County. As of the 2005 census, the city had a total population of 76,000. , is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS Freestyle (TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP GAAP
See: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
See generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, POGO, Command & Conquer, Red Alert, Yuri's Revenge and Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.